Austria, Bake on Saturday, Recipes

Uli’s Briochezopf

An Austrian-style brioche Zopf (braid) flavored with lemon and vanilla, so impressive-looking but so easy! A few weeks ago I participated in a baking day with the Austro-American Society.  The AAS invited all TAs to become members without paying the membership fee, which is a great way to get to know more about Austrian culture.… Continue reading Uli’s Briochezopf

Dessert, Recipes

Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfectly thick and chewy cookies packed full of  chocolate chips in the style of New York City's Levain Bakery. Ok, so I haven't actually had the Levain Bakery cookies that these are modeled after but no matter, a good chocolate chip cookie is a good chocolate chip cookie.  And since I belong to the thick-and-chewy-cookie… Continue reading Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dessert, Recipes

Caramel Sauce

Lately there has been a lot of caramel sauce floating around the blogosphere.  Some of my favorite blogs have posted things like a Pumpkin Pie with Caramel, Caramel Pecan Hand Pies, Caramel Apple Pie, Salted Caramel Buttercream, oh, and another Caramel Apple Pie.  I guess mostly I've been seeing lots of caramel and pie. Tonight a bunch of TAs are getting together… Continue reading Caramel Sauce

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Remember when I wrote that post about groceries being different in Austria and the U.S.?  Well, my parents saw it and sent me a package that included macaroni and cheese, baking soda, vanilla extract, and (best of all) three types of chocolate chips!  Then my friend who is currently teaching English in Russia came to… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Dessert, Recipes

Congo Cookies

Grandma knows best when it comes to these chocolate and walnut bar cookies! Last week, I posted a family recipe and this week I've got another for you!  You may have noticed, Reader, that I missed my usual Bake on Saturday post this past week--things got busy as I participated in a super fun week-long… Continue reading Congo Cookies

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Vanilla Peach Cupcakes (for Four)

A mini-batch of cupcakes filled with sweet peaches and scented with vanilla. I live an apartment with three other young women (I was about to say girls, but the feminist parts of my brain are trying to get myself to stop using that term to describe fully grown adult females), which is great.  Except we… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Vanilla Peach Cupcakes (for Four)